Software Automates Failover, Restart Operations in Multisite IBM Mainframe Environments

Feb. 22, 2007
EMC Corporation has unveiled new software that automates comprehensive failover and restart operations in multisite IBM mainframe environments

EMC Corporation has unveiled new software that automates comprehensive failover and restart operations in multi-site IBM mainframe environments. With EMC Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart (EMC GDDR) software, customers can take a holistic approach to automatically restarting host mainframe systems, critical applications and Symmetrix DMX storage systems to enhance information availability and minimize the impact of unplanned or planned outages.

EMC GDDR software is fast to deploy, easy to manage and up to 50% less expensive than existing solutions. Competitive offerings typically require lengthy planning processes, complex custom scripting, extended debug and test periods, and expensive, long-term service contracts. EMC GDDR software delivers the highest levels of availability and assures automated restart consistency across applications and implementation methodologies via a proven, standardized software product.

"As the world's largest provider of domestic and cross-border securities settlement and related services, the high availability of our mission-critical IT systems is a fundamental requirement of Euroclear," said Michael Pilkington, managing director at Euroclear. "Leveraging EMC GDDR, we have taken the availability of our information infrastructure to a new level, providing greater assurance that we will be able to continue delivering our services to clients, even during very severe business-disruption scenarios."

EMC GDDR software improves the availability of host systems, applications, and storage resources via standardized, parameter driven software, protecting multisite mainframe environments against unplanned outages. Additionally, customers can leverage EMC GDDR software to automate failover operations during planned outages such as maintenance operations and upgrades, and test their disaster restart operations without writing, verifying, and maintaining custom scripts.

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